A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 13:29:26 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us60007pie. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007pie. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8429 West, latitude 17.8021 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 17:29:26 / February 4, 2020 @ 5:29 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, San Antonio, Pájaros. Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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